A protective order may be served on the respondent by means of a Class I legal advertisement published notice, with the publication area being the most current known county in which the respondent resides, published in accordance with the provisions of section two, article three, chapter fifty-nine of this code if personal service by law enforcement has been unsuccessful. Simultaneously with the publication, the respondent shall be served with the protective order and the order of publication by first class mail to the respondent's most current known residential address.
Any protective order issued by the court of this state which
is served in compliance with the provisions of Rule 4(f) of the
West Virginia Rules of Civil Procedure served outside the
boundaries of this state shall carry the same force and effect as
if it had been personally served within this state's boundaries.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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